Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
| The Truths We Hold,|
by Kamala Harris (2019)
| Smart on Crime,|
by Kamala Harris (2010)
| Guide to Political Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
| Where We Go From Here,|
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
|Conscience of a Conservative,|
by Jeff Flake (2017)
| Two Paths,|
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
|Every Other Monday,|
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
|Courage is Contagious,|
by John Kasich (1998)
| Shortest Way Home,|
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election|
| What Happened ,|
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Becoming ,|
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Cary Kennedy: Endorsed by EMILY's List for pro-choice women.
Mike Johnston: Woman's health between her and her doctor.
Cynthia Coffman: Pro-choice; moderate on social issues.
Budget & Economy|
Walker Stapleton: Balanced budgets in private career & then as state treasurer.
Mike Johnston: Government can help business and improve workplace.
George Brauchler: Requested pay cut & budget cut as County Commissioner.
Victor Mitchell: To save jobs, we must halt any kind of tax increase.
Victor Mitchell: In an over regulated Colorado, regulations need to be cut.
Victor Mitchell: Cutting regulations will promote small businesses.
Doug Robinson: Problems should be fixed by spending less, not raising taxes.
Doug Robinson: Use our budget more effectively, instead of raising taxes.
Doug Robinson: State budget is a mess; improve it by cutting spending.
Cary Kennedy: Balanced budget after citizens vote on taxes.
Walker Stapleton: My grandfather was in the KKK but I denounce racism.
Mike Johnston: Workplace discrimination law includes LGBTQ.
Mike Johnston: 100% from Colorado LGBTQ group.
Raul Labrador: Orientation/gender identity shouldn't bar employment.
Jared Polis: Would be Colorado's first openly gay Governor.
Victor Mitchell: Voted against Trump due to misogyny concerns.
Mike Johnston: Participated in Women's March in Denver.
Doug Robinson: Create pro-business environment and cut regulations.
Doug Robinson: To help the economy, government has to get out of the way.
George Brauchler: Protect business from excessive regulation.
Mike Johnston: Tougher on DUI and sexual assault.
George Brauchler: Defend local law enforcement and provide resources.
George Brauchler: Create specialized units to fight crime.
George Brauchler: Supports death penalty; would lift stays of execution.
John Hickenlooper: Issued stay of execution for convicted killer.
Mike Johnston: Ban police chokeholds; push the CLEAR Act.
George Brauchler: Death penalty is legitimate rule of law.
Mike Johnston: Reduce sentencing disparities; ban police chokeholds.
Bob Beauprez: Require public notice when releasing violent prison inmates.
John Hickenlooper: $20M for mental health 24/7 call-in centers.
Doug Robinson: More regulation AND treatment to control drugs.
Raul Labrador: Challenges AG on stopping pot research.
George Brauchler: Pot law has not ended criminal activity.
Steve Barlock: Will follow state law on pot.
Doug Robinson: Do better by preventing addiction & promoting natural high.
Doug Robinson: Children need to be protected from the dangers of pot.
George Brauchler: Must increase mental health & drug treatment programs.
Victor Mitchell: Marijuana revenues are being "ripped off" in the status quo.
Victor Mitchell: THC is dangerous, but voters ok'ed the pot amendment.
Doug Robinson: Opposes recreational marijuana.
Doug Robinson: Opposed Amendment 64: youth usage of drugs is too high.
Doug Robinson: Ran anti-recreational marijuana group, Smart Colorado.
George Brauchler: Opposed legalization but will defend CO laws.
George Brauchler: Opposed marijuana legalization; but keep the feds out.
John Hickenlooper: Voters were "reckless" to legalize retail marijuana.
Jared Polis: Prime supporter of Amendment 23 for school funding in 2000.
Walker Stapleton: More charters, school choice, & education savings accounts.
Walker Stapleton: Transfer funds from bloated administration to teachers.
Donna Lynne: Must meet challenge of funding schools.
Steve Barlock: Favors home schooling.
Doug Robinson: Competition key to improving public schools.
Mike Johnston: Major investment in public education.
George Brauchler: Local control instead of one-size-fits-all education models.
George Brauchler: Colorado should lead in STEM education.
Victor Mitchell: College need to become more affordable in Colorado.
Doug Robinson: In education, more choice makes more competition.
Cary Kennedy: Led Amendment 23: reduce budget cuts to public schools.
Mike Johnston: Make college more affordable.
Cary Kennedy: Make college more affordable, including tech & vocational.
Victor Mitchell: Teachers unions are enemies of Colorado.
Victor Mitchell: Supports vouchers and school choice.
Victor Mitchell: Don't boost No education spending via tax increases.
Victor Mitchell: Lower the cost of college.
Mike Johnston: Keep up with innovation: 2 years of free college or training.
Mike Johnston: National Guard service in exchange for state college tuition.
Mike Johnston: Weaken tenure protections; strengthen teacher evaluations.
Bob Beauprez: Our common-sense electorate defeated Amendment 66.
Tom Tancredo: Tax credits for private school tuition.
Energy & Oil|
Jared Polis: 100% renewable energy by 2040.
Donna Lynne: Continue transition from fossil fuels to renewables.
Steve Barlock: Water power, but not wind power.
Mike Johnston: State should promote natural energy.
Mike Johnston: Fund green homes and offices.
Steve Barlock: State should not pick favorites in clean energy.
George Brauchler: Colorado joining Paris Accords is meaningless symbolism.
John Hickenlooper: Reduce greenhouse gas by 26% by 2025 and 35% by 2030.
Victor Mitchell: Repeal misguided Paris Accords order on Day One.
Cary Kennedy: Oil & gas are important, but protect public health.
Mike Johnston: Balance oil & gas extraction with public safety.
Noel Ginsburg: Develop oil & gas resources while protecting environment.
Donna Lynne: Protect our environment for generations to come.
Raul Labrador: Must work with partners to preserve public land.
Cary Kennedy: Colorado can be national model on wind energy & cleantech.
John Hickenlooper: Develop federal land instead of protecting the sage grous.
Families & Children|
Jared Polis: Will establish full-day Pre-K statewide.
Cary Kennedy: Family adopted sister via faith-based organization.
Cary Kennedy: Supports foster care via faith-based organizations.
John Hickenlooper: Low-income women get long-acting reversible contraceptives.
Walker Stapleton: Great Colorado Payback: find lost bank accounts.
Walker Stapleton: Ended hired petitioners when one surfaced as not registered.
George Brauchler: Sunset law should apply to all regulations.
George Brauchler: Move some state offices out of capital.
George Brauchler: A record of official transparency.
Steve Barlock: Drain the swamp of Colorado politics.
Mike Johnston: No PAC money when running as state senator or as governor.
Tom Tancredo: 2001: pledged 3-term limit; 2002: served 4th & 5th term.
Jared Polis: Strengthen penalties for black-market gun sales.
Cary Kennedy: No military assault weapons; universal background checks.
Donna Lynne: Ban bump stocks; disallow mental health excuses.
Jared Polis: Ban military-style weapons; plus CDC studies gun violence.
Mike Johnston: Ban military-style weapons; plus universal background checks.
Steve Barlock: Teachers should protect students if there's a school shooter.
Steve Barlock: 100% for Trump unless he rejects NRA.
Mike Johnston: Supports common sense gun restrictions.
George Brauchler: Supports guns for self-defense.
Victor Mitchell: 100% record with NRA, but I don't believe in bazookas.
John Hickenlooper: CO cares about 2nd Amendment, but also safe communities.
John Hickenlooper: Universal background checks & ban on high capacity magazines.
Tom Tancredo: Running in opposition to new gun control laws.
John Hickenlooper: State Senate "Line item recall" about too-strict gun control.
John Hickenlooper: Universal background checks but no assault weapon ban.
Jared Polis: Banning weapons violates the Second Amendment.
Jared Polis: AdWatch: Supports Medicare for All.
Walker Stapleton: Medicaid block grants for community health care centers.
Donna Lynne: Health care a right, not a privilege.
Mike Johnston: Preserve Medicaid expansion.
George Brauchler: Repeal Obamacare; local control of Medicaid.
Victor Mitchell: Insurance is not necessary for primary care.
Victor Mitchell: ObamaCare doesn't work for 50% of people today.
Victor Mitchell: ObamaCare is not a solution; we need patient-centered care.
Doug Robinson: Wants congress and Trump to repeal ObamaCare.
George Brauchler: Medicaid block grants instead of ObamaCare expansion.
George Brauchler: Increase Medicaid co-pays to change behavior.
George Brauchler: Charge co-pays to low-income residents on Medicaid.
Victor Mitchell: Promote patient-centered health care.
George Brauchler: Uniformed service includes tour in Iraq.
Walker Stapleton: On July 4th honored all veterans for defending our freedoms.
Victor Mitchell: "Big brother government" is terribly intrusive.
Tom Tancredo: Sanctuary Cities are a travesty but I hate identity politics.
Walker Stapleton: End these dangerous sanctuary city policies.
Mike Johnston: Undocumented kids get in-state tuition.
Mike Johnston: Will lead state in fighting DACA repeal.
Steve Barlock: Hardline against illegal immigration.
Victor Mitchell: Supports Trump's anti-sanctuary city policies.
George Brauchler: Opposes sanctuary cities; leave immigration to Feds.
Cary Kennedy: Keep local cops out of immigration.
Mike Johnston: Protect immigrants living in the country illegally.
Bob Beauprez: 2007: Cleanse out illegals; 2014: no need to send them home.
Tom Tancredo: Viva Tancredo: support for legal immigration, in Spanish.
Jared Polis: Raise minimum wage, encourage profit sharing.
Donna Lynne: Raise minimum wage, simplify licensing.
Victor Mitchell: Teachers unions are about power not about helping teachers.
Tom Tancredo: Lure RNC to bring the 2016 convention to Denver.
John Hickenlooper: 51st State Initiative: I got the message on secession.
Principles & Values|
Steve Barlock: Statist and nationalist: Colorado and U.S. come first.
Steve Barlock: Won't let globalist opponents steal my views.
Tom Tancredo: Won't debate in GOP primaries; will debate Dems.
Tom Tancredo: Obama is greater threat to our way of life than any enemy.
Steve Barlock: Fully fund Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA).
Walker Stapleton: I stopped the largest tax increase in state history.
Steve Barlock: Popular vote on any tax law or subsidy.
Mike Johnston: Tax relief for workers and middle class.
George Brauchler: Supports Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
George Brauchler: Use existing funds rather than raising taxes.
George Brauchler: Oppose sales tax hike to raise $3.5B for road projects.
Victor Mitchell: Not one darn penny for additional taxes.
Victor Mitchell: No tax increases, not even to boost education spending.
John Hickenlooper: $5 trillion of tax cuts to the wealthy is not the answer.
Cary Kennedy: OpEd: proudly championed the state's mill levy freeze.
Donna Lynne: Goal of 100% internet access.
Doug Robinson: Infrastructure via government efficiency & private solutions.
George Brauchler: Improve roads without raising taxes.
Victor Mitchell: Shrink state agencies to look for funds for highways.
Cary Kennedy: Rural areas need transportation & broadband infrastructure.
Bob Beauprez: 10-hour traffic jams are not drivers' fault, as CDOT says.
War & Peace|
Doug Robinson: Trump is right with strong response on Syria.
Welfare & Poverty|
Walker Stapleton: Random drug testing for people on public assistance.
Steve Barlock: Drug testing for welfare recipients is a slippery slope.
Bob Beauprez: 2010: 47% of people happy to let others pay the bill.